Re: Kohen alternate surnames #general
Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 18:06:41 UTC, email@example.com (David P Cohen) wrote:
Sat, 22 Jul 2006, Jane Zeman Smith asked about the surname "Kohen". It has"Reznik" (actually "Rzeznik", where the Zs sound like ZH) means "butcher" in
Polish; your Reznik progenitor was probably a shochet, certainly an occupation
open to kohanim. It is definitely a religious occupation, and does not fall in
the class of "secular names".
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania
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